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Friday, April 01, 2005

As we posted yesterday

Pope John Paul II is fading fast. If you pray, say one for a great and faithful servant of God.
The story is here.

His heart and kidneys are failing, and it has been reported that the Pope has lost consciousness, probably from complications of the infection he has been suffering through.

The Cardinals have been called, and the Pope is not expected to last through the night (it's night in Rome now).

Update: Reuters, FoxNews, and CNN are now reporting that the Pope has died. Rest in Peace, Father Karol. Or perhaps not. Seems that was a premature announcement.

Here's one of my favorite pictures of John Paul II, with a marsupial friend. The photo was taken on his trip to Australia in 1986:


At Friday, April 01, 2005 8:14:00 PM, Blogger Justene Adamec said...

And yet at 4:45 pm, Cardinal Mahoney was having a press conference. Is he not planning to get there in time to vote?

At Friday, April 01, 2005 9:52:00 PM, Blogger Caltechgirl said...

According to several websites and a couple of the news channels, the cardinals have 9 days to arrive for the conclave. The funeral will be 4-6 days after the death, and the conclave will take place 15-20 days after the death. Several US Cardinals have already left, but many have chosen to stay and pray with their congregations.


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